32: Eastleigh Fire Station
Purple Pin

Eastleigh: 32

Test Valley and Eastleigh Group
Wholetime Station

This station contains the Group Manager's Office for Test Valley and Eastleigh

Address

Steele Close
Eastleigh
SO53 3AA

Location Map

Station Manager

Alexander Thomson

Drill night

Monday 1830 - 2130 hours

Date built/moved into

1964

Additional Information

Eastleigh Fire Station covers all of Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Bishopstoke as well as the suburbs consisting of both B and C risk premises. The fireground is extremely diverse covering shopping centres, dense housing estates, new developments, information technology business and Southampton International Airport.

The pre-determined attendance (PDA) for the Airport is made up of 4 of Eastleigh's appliances solely for the provision of water to the Airport's heavy foam tenders. Eastleigh also covers the M27 and M3 motorways.

Eastleigh has the most appliances on station out of the whole of the service. There is one Water Tender Ladder which carries specialist cutting gear for RTAs. A Water Tender which has specialist ventilation fans for property fires and a second tender. A Water Carrier which can transport 10,000 litres of foam contentrate or water. A Multi-Role Vehicle which can be rigged for protracted incidents, animal rescues, decontamination, environmental hazards, foam firefighting for fuel spills, mass flooding, heath fires and marine incidents. And finally a Land Rover Tender which is used for restricted access jobs, forest firefighting and Winchester Prison.

Partnership working

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service values its involvement in partnership working with other agencies. This joined up approach to reducing risk in the Test Valley and Eastleigh areas covered by the two district councils, has enabled us to reduce the number of arson related incidents over the past year. To find out more about our community safety partnerships and those involved please use the following links:

Vehicles at this station

Vehicle information for Eastleigh is currently being updated.

Incidents of Interest

  1. Incident in the last 24 hrsEarly morning wake up call for family without working smoke alarms19/08/2019Crews from Fareham and Eastleigh were called to Westminster Gardens in Fareham in the early hours of Monday morning to a fire in the ground floor of a house. The fire appeared to have been started by a mobile phone charger. The smoke alarms were not working as they had no batteries and the families only way to escape would have been through the fire. The family – consisting of two adults and a thirteen-year-old female – were alerted to the fire when the daughter noticed an orange glow...
  2. Recent incidentChiquita the miniature horse rescued by firefighters from a concrete drain15/08/2019Crews from Cosham, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Gosport, and the Eastleigh USAR Team were called to Purbrook Heath Road in Waterlooville when a miniature horse was found trapped in a 1.5m concrete drain. The horse measured 9.2 hands and weighed approximately 250kg. Equine vets and animal rescue experts also came to the scene to assist. Chiquita was successfully lifted from the drain using an animal rescue harness and USAR manitou. She was unharmed during the rescue and handed over...
  3. Recent incidentFirefighters remove two-foot snake from Aldershot woman's home09/08/2019Crews were called to Heron Wood Road in Aldershot after a woman found a two-foot snake in a larder. The species was found to be a grass snake and was removed by Animal Rescue Advisor Paul Rance, who is based at Lyndhurst, and the RSPCA. This was carried out using snake sticks and a pillow case. The reptile was released unharmed into woodland. The stop message was at 15:49.
  4. Recent incidentA terrace of four thatched properties involved in Sutton Scotney blaze05/08/2019Multiple crews from across the county were called to a terrace of four thatched cottages with the roof well alight, on Stockbridge Road in Sutton Scotney. On arrival crews found there was very heavy smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters engaged in a salvage operation as well as fighting the fire in the two-storey building. Partners from SCAS were in attendance, fortunately there were no casualties involved. Relief crews attended later into the incident, taking over from...
  5. Recent incidentWarehouse blaze near Alresford stopped by Hampshire firefighters24/07/2019A fire in a commercial warehouse used for metal fabrication and paint spraying was tackled by firefighters from across the county. The 70 metre by 30 metre warehouse on the Barton Industrial Estate in Upper Wield, near Alresford, saw fire appliances attend from Alton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Petersfield, Service Headquarters and Rushmoor. Other hazards including diesel, paints and paint thinners were involved in the fire with crews also aware of acetylene cylinders present in...
  6. Historical incidentFirefighters tackle Gosport heathland fire throughout the night12/07/2019A large heathland fire on Browndown Ranges in Gosport was tackled by firefighters late into last night. Pumps and specialist vehicles came from stations including Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Eastleigh, Portchester, Lyndhurst, Wickham and Cosham. Two hectares of heath and gorse were destroyed in the fire which was stopped using seven hose reels. Crews were initially mobilised just before half nine yesterday evening (12 July) with the stop message coming in seven hours later at 04:42 (13...
  7. Historical incidentPrinting press blaze in Southampton extinguished by firefighters12/07/2019Hampshire firefighters extinguished a fire involving a printing press and liquid solvents at an industrial unit on Hazel Road in Itchen, Southampton. The building was evacuated and there were no casualties involved. Engines from across the county were sent to the incident including St Mary’s, Redbridge, Basingstoke, Hightown, Hardley, Headquarters, Fareham and Lyndhurst. Further support vehicles from Romsey, Eastleigh and Portchester were also in attendance along with partner agencies...
  8. Historical incidentSmoke plume from Hythe fish and chip shop blaze04/07/2019About 30 firefighters were called a blaze at Marina Fish Bar in Hythe. Six crews from Hythe, Beaulieu, Hardley, Lyndhurst, Redbridge and St Mary's attended. The fire was in the roof space and started in the extraction system. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets and two hose reels were used. The stop message was at 13:27.
  9. Historical incidentPortsmouth firefighters tackle Port lorry fire27/06/2019Two crews from Southsea were called to a fire involving an articulated lorry at Portsmouth International Port just before midday. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and Compressed Air Foam Solution (CAFS) to stop the fire which had caused a large amount of smoke and could be seen from a distance. The driver of the vehicle was treated for smoke inhalation by crews before being passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service paramedics. Firefighters left the scene...
  10. Historical incidentNew Forest crews tackle shipping container blaze21/06/2019New Forest firefighters had an early wake-up call to tackle a shipping container blaze near Ringwood. Crews from Ringwood, Burley, Redbridge, St Mary’s, Fordingbridge and Lyndhurst were joined by specialist support vehicles at the scene on Green Lane in Upper Kingston at 00:57 this morning. The fire involving two shipping containers and a building used as a car workshop also had cylinders inside which were cooled by firefighters. The crews used an ultra-high pressure lance to access...


Schools Coverage

  • Allbrook School
  • Chandlers Ford Infant
  • Cherbourg Primary
  • Fair Oak Infants
  • Fair Oak Junior
  • Fryern Infant
  • Fryern Junior
  • Hiltingbury Infant
  • Hiltingbury Junior
  • Knightswood Primary
  • Merdon Junior
  • Nightingale Primary
  • North Baddesley Infant
  • North Baddesley Junior
  • Norwood Primary
  • Scantabout Primary
  • Shakespeare Infant
  • Shakespeare Junior
  • Sherbourne House
  • Stoke Park Infant
  • Stoke Park Junior
  • The Crescent Primary
  • Twyford School

Note: This list is not exhaustive, but reflects the schools we have visited in the last 18 months. As more visits are carried out, the list of school will change to reflect that.